On the 1st of December 2018, ShoutMeLoud had its 10th anniversary and I wanted to write my blogging journey which could help others to take up blogging as a serious career.
This is going to be lengthy and a bit boring, as it’s about me and my blogging journey so far. So if you are passionate about blogging then only read it, otherwise, check out the other categories of ShoutMeLoud.
This post is all about how I started my first blog and later on how I created a network of profitable blogs, after the first successful blog.
Here is the latest video where I shared how things have evolved in the past ten years:
A Little About Me:
For the new readers, I’m Harsh Agrawal, Founder of ShoutMeLoud.
I’m an accidental blogger and an engineer by education.
10 years back, I never imagined that I would be living a boss free life and speaking at international conferences in exotic places like Vegas, Slovenia, Milan to name a few.
I have dedicated my good 10+ years to blogging and helping numerous individuals to grow in their career. Helping others grow has always been my biggest driving force and in this story will tell you about the important time period of my blogging journey.
Getting back to my education background, I completed engineering in I.T. stream (2008) and by the end of my final year; I was placed in one of the most reputed I.T. Companies: Accenture.
My Blogging Journey: How it all started
The first three months of blogging:
I started blogging just out of fun in September of 2008 and started writing about things which I knew. I began my blogging journey on the BlogSpot platform. I was more interested in network and computer security, so I started with a community on Orkut called “Underground world.”
The first domain name which I wanted was the underground world, which was already taken.
So I started with the domain name virgintech.blogspot, and at the end of three months I was getting appreciation from my readers and I thought of investing on my blog.
I bought Web-hosting and a domain from and migrated my blog to WordPress.
Selecting a domain name + Hosting
By the end of three months, I was aware of the importance of branding of a blog. Initially, I was thinking of some domain name with a keyword containing ‘Tech” but choose “Shout-Me-Loud” for its uniqueness and for better branding.
For hosting, right now ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta.